Salem Area Breastfeeding Resources
Breastfeeding is a journey and can be a very challenging road to navigate.
For some mothers breastfeeding is a breeze. They simply put baby to breast and “bam” perfect latch and the rest is history.
But, for most mothers, it is a journey of cracked and bleeding nipples, pain, frustration, hungry babies and pure exhaustion. For those women that have struggled with breastfeeding, it can feel very defeating and overwhelming.
The answer for YOU is personal. Finding in-person support to look at your breasts, your baby’s mouth/latch, etc, is a priority in reaching a feeding relationship that feels successful.
These resources in the Salem, Oregon, area are a great place to start. And it’s 100% ALWAYS okay to reach out for help.
Salem Health- Salem location
Offers a “mom and me” lactation support group on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1-2:30 pm in the Community Health Education Center (CHEC) at Salem Health campus Bldg D, first floor classroom 2. This is a great place to connect with a lactation specialist, with no appointment necessary. This support group is free of charge. Simply show up!
Salem Health lactation consultants also offer one on one consultations at a fee. This is a good option if your child is not a patient at one of the local pediatric clinics in Salem. (503)814-4539.
Salem Health- Dallas location
Thursdays 1-2:30 at Salem Health in Dallas.
Salem Pediatric Clinic
The Salem Pediatric clinic has 3 IBCLCs on staff. If your child is a patient with the clinic, call the office (503-362-2481) and they can get you set up for a one on one appointment with a consultant.
Childhood Health Associates of Salem
Childhood health clinic also has an IBCLC on staff. If your child is a patient with this clinic, call the office (503-364-2181) and set up with a one on one appointment.
Megan Dunn is an IBCLC that has a private practice. This gives her the flexibility to provide lactation support in the comfort of your own home. She is currently not able to bill insurance but will provide her clients with a receipt to be reimbursed by their insurance company. Contact Megan at (971)-704-2402 or email@example.com